Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawsuits

Danger: Carbon Monoxide

San Antonio has entered the winter months which bring cold weather. Cold weather means that people will be using their fireplaces, furnaces, and other sources of heat. With the increased use of heating comes the increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a gas that can be release when appliances such as furnaces do not completely burn the fuel gas leaving byproducts such as carbon monoxide.

Carbon monoxide fumes or gas can cause many different types of injury symptoms.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause a range of adverse health effects if inhaled. Oftentimes, people feel as thought they have flu like symptoms when they are actually experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning. Long term exposure to carbon monoxide, or exposure at high concentrations, can lead to other serious injuries and death. Traumatic brain injuries and irreversible injuries to heart tissue are well known risks of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The typically occurs from breathing in carbon monoxide toxic gas (CO) in to body large quantities. Often with symptoms headache, dizziness, weakness, vomiting, and loss of consciousness.

Carbon monoxide detectors are important pieces of home safety that all homes should utilize. If you have an older home, you may not have them. Newer homes sometimes have carbon monoxide detectors integrated into the fire detector/alarm system. If you are unsure, you can buy a carbon monoxide detector online that plugs into your wall outlets.

The Hill Law Firm has prosecuted cases on behalf of people injured by carbon monoxide poisoning. If you have been injured by inhaling carbon monoxide, reach out to use for a free consultation. There are not many law firms in San Antonio that have the experience handling carbon monoxide cases like the Hill Law Firm.

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